Tuesday Jan 05, 2021

Using Data to Reduce Opioids in Orthopedics

Lehigh Valley Health Network recently participated in a Vizient Performance Improvement Collaborative that reduced the use of opioids in orthopedic surgery. The key to success was convincing clinicians to join the initiative and fully participate. On this podcast, you’ll hear from two leaders at Lehigh Valley who share how they used data to accomplish this goal.


Guest speakers:

Matthew McCambridge, MD, MHQS

Senior Vice President

Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer

Lehigh Valley Health Network


Joshua Rosentel, BSN, RN

Senior Clinical Quality Information Specialist

Lehigh Valley Health Network



Marilyn Sherrill, RN, MBA, CNOR, CPHQ

Knowledge Transfer Director



Show Notes:

[00:26] The interview that started the initiative

[01:38] Joining the Vizient collaborative

[02:20] An opioid problem in Pennsylvania

[02:40] The challenge of provider variation

[02:52] Physicians and data

[03:21] One slide is all that’s needed

[04:17] Telling the story

[05:02] Data transparency and benchmarking

[06:12] Taking the approach to other clinical areas

[07:09] The role of Vizient’s CDB


Links | Resources:

Program handout from October 28, 2020 Vizient Medical Leadership Series webcast Click here

Link to October 28 webcast Click here

“The Opioid Epidemic: Impact on Orthopaedic Surgery” (Journal of the AAOS) Click here


For more information, email knowledgetransfer@vizientinc.com


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